Gothic Cholo “Plastic Tears” | Time Lapse | Architects + Heroes Records
Bizzart has lived with music indestructibly for what seems like ages now and shines with a cosmic force in the underground hip hop scene that is unlike anything else before him. With his plethora of projects and solo work, he has been paving out an existence in the last 15 years or so that stretches limitations of how genres should co-exist together and the possibility of darkness and the light living together in an unassuming and humble manner. Wild style raps, side winding beats, sci-fi jazz, lush inner workings of mutated synth and an overall balance between the incendiary and mythic truths that leaves his music in a state of suspended bliss. To put it in simple terms, it’s that Gutter Trunk sound. In just minutes, Bizzart shows everything you can imagine possible and proceeds to deprogram you into a state of natural listening. There’s not many in the game with this value set in their career and Bizzart stands by his gifts tall and proud.
The yin and yang of music is something that leaves music at a very natural state. Bizzart has come full circle in this push and pull medium with one of his latest projects Gothic Cholo and the two part release Plastic Tears. Part 1 breathes with a unobtrusive flow of energy and allows for the light to pour into the speakers on contact. The clarity and openness of the production gives way to the prolific raps of Bizzart as he diagnosis society and the ills that it speaks of along with presenting inspiration to the masses that are hearing it. The raps flow with the energy of the music and are as clarity filled as the music itself. When beats are this open, you immediately realize the space not being used serves a huge purpose in the mix as well. Futuristic rap music with seeds planted some 15 years ago, Plastic Tears Part 1 travels through a big span of musical territory. There isn’t a singular style you can expect to take you from beginning to end. Production was handled by Seattle native Suttikeeree aka Dead Noise, and his style meshes so well with the vernacular of Bizzart.
Plastic Tears Part 2 was produced from San Diego’s Skrapez and Los Angeles’ Walter Gross and comes off as a completely different area of sound when compared to Part 1. Distorted vocals, beats that push sonic registers in every direction possible and an overall controlled chaos that is sublime for any fan of high quality lo-fi music. Unhinged, rapturous and psychotic, there is a supreme and heavenly aura that knocks out my senses on the second part of Plastic Tears. It’s as if the world ended and these are the manuscripts that described what happened. It’s more ferocious and beastly in nature than Part 1 and shows how far Bizzart was willing to take his Gothic Cholo project to show all of his sides and particularly his wild and divine style.
Hip hop has always been a source of communication for the youth and a testament to how this generation is living and Gothic Cholo has cut out one of the most rebellious, subversive and raw pathways to stem from the genres planted foundations. Los Angeles analog label Time Lapse is responsible for the vinyl press and Architects + Heroes also out of Los Angeles is handling the CD presses. Both parts can be streamed below.
Time Lapse Records
Sticker on Jacket
Artwork : Ayla Eichler
Limited Edition of 150
PRODUCED BY SUTTIKEEREE (A.K.A. DEADNOISE)
ALL WORDS AND LYRICS BY GOTHIC CHOLO (A.K.A. BIZZART)
PUBLISHING: NINJAPOETICS (ASCAP) PSYCHOPOPSKRAPEZ (ASCAP)
COVER ART: AYLA EICHLER
PHOTOS: ANGEL DIAZ
LOGO: MOTION MEE
TYPOGRAPHY AND IMAGE SETTING: LEFTM LEFTMGRAPHICS.COM
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